Sleeping Draught

1936 , Derby (Derbyshire)

A young woman's surreal dreams of love and loss.

Amateur filmmaker, cinema historian and railway engineer H.A.V. Bulleid utilizes colour tinting and complex montage to create a surreal portrait of a young woman's dreamscape. Taking a sleeping pill before bed, Kathleen's worst fears come to life as the medication begins to affect her dreams. Surreal nightmares of love lost amidst the bleak countryside and love's unwanted return on the city streets, twist the boundaries between her unconscious state and waking life.

Keywords

Dreams; Love

Intertitles

The tablets. One at bedtime. "That tree looks lonely and cold..." "Two's company..." "Bob simply left me cold..." "The rebound's O.K. for me!" "As like as not they've fallen out already..." "Probably he's left her, in a huff..." "Perhaps he's hopped onto a 'bus, to elude her snaky grasp..." "He might be on that very 'bus..." "My dear, such a dream..." "...may well have the utmost significance..." "...keep it too utterly secret..." "I haven't smoked this pipe for ages." "I haven't worn this scarf since..." "Since..." "Since..." "Since..." "Come on, Bob... it's cold..." "Doesn't that... tree... look... lonely-" "What's up, Kathleen?" "Oh, Bob, that... that... woman..." "That woman..." "That woman..."

  • Maker : H. A. V. Bulleid

  • Director : H. A. V. Bulleid

  • Camera : H. A. V. Bulleid

  • Script : H. A. V. Bulleid

  • Editor : H. A. V. Bulleid

  • Other : L.H. Fowkes

  • Other : Nancy Ford

  • Kathleen Kathleen Bennett

  • George V. Reeves

  • Robert Newbold

  • Phyllis Black

  • Phyllis Smallwood

Manifestations

Sleeping Draught

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    Modification Date
    24/11/2011
    Parts
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    Modification Date
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    Parts
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    0:14:15
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    31/08/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    723852
  • Activities
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    Unknown
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    Duration
    0:09:07
    Modification Date
    10/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
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    Canonical Title
    Unknown
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    Duration
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    Parts
    Reference
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    Unknown
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    Duration
    0:14:45
    Has Sound
    Y
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    27/05/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    670944
    Sound
    sound
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV174749
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 1911
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DVD disk
    Dimension
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    09/10/2007
    Parts
    Reference
    635193
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV164359
    Canonical Identifier
    1
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour System
    tinted
    Colour Type
    colour+bw
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:14:00
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    pos
    Modification Date
    20/08/2007
    Parts
    Reference
    609260
    Sound
    silent

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